Tiernan McCann

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Tiernan McCann
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right Half Back
Born (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 30)
Killyclogher, Northern Ireland
Occupation Pharmacist
Club(s)
YearsClub
Killyclogher St Mary's
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCounty
2014–
Tyrone
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 2

Tiernan McCann (born 24 May 1991) is an Gaelic footballer who plays for the Killyclogher St Mary's club and the Tyrone county team.

In the 2015 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship victory over Monaghan on 8 August at Croke Park, McCann was heavily criticized after he threw himself to the ground when Monaghan's Darren Hughes stroked the top of his head, with Hughes then sent off for the action. [1] [2] McCann was given an eight-week ban for his behaviour; the ban was then lifted at a meeting of the Central Hearings Committee on 19 August. [3]

His father Terry McCann is a club manager, including of Réalt na Mara in 2020, while his brother Conall also plays for Tyrone. [4] [5]

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References

  1. "Tiernan McCann ban thrown out". Hogan Stand. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. "Tyrone outclass Monaghan to reach semi-finals". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  3. "'Rufflegate': Tiernan McCann eight-week ban lifted". Irish Independent. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  4. McNulty, Chris (6 January 2020). "Bundoran confirm new manager for 2020" . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  5. "Former Sligo boss is new Bundoran manager". Ocean FM. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2021.